Round Rock makes over $4.6M in expenditures for brush, debris cleanup following winter storm
Over $4.6 million in city of Round Rock funds will be used to speed up the process of brush and debris removal from residential areas, including the purchase of a wood chipper that can handle tree limbs up to 18 inches wide.
The money will go toward a $3 million not-to-exceed contract with T.F.R. Enterprises Inc., a tree removal and disposal company, as well as a $1.5 million not-to-exceed contract with Austin Wood Recycling to grind and dispose of some of the brush and debris gathered after the storm. It will also fund the purchase of a Vermeer pull-behind wood chipper capable of shredding larger tree limbs, bringing the total number of chippers in the city's inventory to two.
New fire station could boost response times in northeast Round Rock
Pending the approval of a May bond measure, a new fire station in Round Rock could help boost response times in a growing section of Round Rock.
The station would be located at 1703 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock, and service the town's growing northeast sector as officials continue to work toward improved response times in that area.
The new fire station is attached to the city’s $274 million 2023 bond and is up for vote in the May 6 election. If approved, it would replace the city's central fire station at 203 Commerce Blvd., Round Rock.